The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 117 80 129
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +49
Contract jobs citing Games 3 49 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 1.93% 0.20%
As % of the General category 0.29% 3.87% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 0
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+108.45% -31.40%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1031 1267 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.88% 49.98% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 501 448
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% -8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -21 3 £450 +115.82% 1
Maidenhead -10 1 £300 - 2
Slough - 1 £300 -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 10 (43.48%) Project Management
1 10 (43.48%) Publishing
2 7 (30.43%) Time Management
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 5 (21.74%) Content Management
4 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
4 5 (21.74%) Marketing
4 5 (21.74%) CMS
4 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
5 4 (17.39%) Xbox
5 4 (17.39%) Game Development
5 4 (17.39%) Retail
6 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (13.04%) Customer Insight
6 3 (13.04%) New Media
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Alias
6 3 (13.04%) MS Office
6 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.70%) LAN
7 2 (8.70%) VoIP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) CMS
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 2 (8.70%) Intranet
2 2 (8.70%) BGP
2 2 (8.70%) DMZ
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 10 (43.48%) Publishing
2 5 (21.74%) Marketing
3 4 (17.39%) Retail
4 3 (13.04%) Finance
5 1 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Coordinator
2 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Developer
2 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Programmer
2 2 (8.70%) Business Manager
2 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
3 1 (4.35%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (4.35%) PHP Programmer
3 1 (4.35%) Web Programmer
3 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (4.35%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
2 2 (8.70%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) Direct3D
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Flash
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Xbox
3 3 (13.04%) New Media
4 1 (4.35%) Online Games
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Statistics
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
4 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) SCORM
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Project Management
2 7 (30.43%) Time Management
3 5 (21.74%) Content Management
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
4 4 (17.39%) Game Development
5 3 (13.04%) Customer Insight
5 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Product Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Email Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) Information Management
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Competitor Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Research
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Lua
3 1 (4.35%) R
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) ActionScript
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) JNCIP
3 1 (4.35%) CRISC
3 1 (4.35%) CISA
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) NLBS
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Alias
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp